Talking to Evie is the highlight of every day for me. Part of it is just seeing how she learns new words and phrases (language nerd here!), but more than that, it's hearing what she thinks and how she feels.
And, oh boy, does she have opinions!!!! And she's not shy about letting me know what they are! She's been pretty insistent on wearing her pajamas (specifically the monkey ballerina pajamas) all.the.time. She wants a freeze pop for breakfast every day. She wants to go to the park at bedtime (that's just a ploy to put off bedtime...hasn't worked yet, but she keeps asking).
|Monkey ballerina pajamas...the current favorites.|
Other conversations that have happened lately...
On a walk:
Me: Evie, do you see the squirrel?
Me: Is it gathering nuts for the winter?
Evie: No, chicken nuggets.
Playing with her toy camera:
Evie: I take picture of my dinosaur. Points camera at her dinosaur ride along toy. Cheese!!
Evie: I take picture of Keeka. Runs to take a picture of the dog laying on the couch. Cheese!!
Evie: I take picture of toys. Runs into her room and points camera at her toy box. Cheese!!
Evie: I take picture of nigh-nigh. Points camera at her crib. Cheese!!
Playing with my purse:
Evie: I have purse. Bye bye!!
Me: Where are you going?
Evie: I go Target.....bye!!!!!
(Like mother, like daughter. I have a serious Target addiction....)
Eating breakfast (blueberries and yogurt...not a freeze pop):
Me: Can you please sit in your chair? I'm going to get your breakfast ready.
Evie: No, sheep in chair. Buckle in.
Evie buckles her plush sheep into her booster seat, then sits in the chair next to it.
Evie: Sheep eat too.
Looks at me and smiles.
|Eating breakfast with the sheep.|
Hearing her ideas and listening to her begin to pretend and imagine is possibly the coolest thing about being a parent (so far). I can't wait to see what she comes up with next! :)